ramana wrote:AmberG Thanks for the statistics. Pukka right?
Flu mortality is 0.1%.
CoVid-19 @ 0.2% is double already. Except more fatal for over 70+
BTW a prof from Tufts n NPR was saying babies in China were recovering quite well.
Seasonal Flu (not the pandemic flu..) mortality is not 0.1%, more like 0.01% in infected people. CoVid is perhaps 10 times deadlier, and of 10 times greater severity as well. So if 0.5% seasonal flu cases are severe, perhaps 5% CoVid cases are severe requiring oxygen therapy. This caseload is high enough to overwhelm any medical system, and it shows in the much higher fatality rates from hubei/wuhan. This is the reason why China resorted to such extreme measures as we saw. The economic impact of this disease can be a severe recession in any economy it hits hard. Now that the virus is in the Middle East, its almost guaranteed to establish a 'reservoir' in the war torn areas there and keep breaking out.. Public health will probably need to be beefed up across the world. May be even reinvented.